Writing Desk Art Nouveau Cherrywood France XIX-XX Century

France Late 19th - Early 20th century

Code :  ANMOAL0165655

475.00
Writing Desk Art Nouveau Cherrywood France XIX-XX Century

France Late 19th - Early 20th century

Code :  ANMOAL0165655

475.00

Writing Desk Art Nouveau Cherrywood France XIX-XX Century - France Late 19th - Early 20th century

Features

France Late 19th - Early 20th century

Style:  Liberty (1890-1920)

Time:  XIX Century - from 1801 to 1900 , XX Century - from 1901 to 2000

Origin:  Francia

Main essence:  Cherry tree Various Essences Mahogany

Material:  Leather

Description

Art Nouveau writing desk in various essences attributable to the production of the école de Nancy, the spearhead of Art Nouveau in France, due to the great proximity found with the style of Émile Gallé. Front with flap door and drawer in the band, both decorated with floral inlays, cabinet with Moroccan insert, pair of side shelves; interior in cherry and mahogany. Adorned with phytomorphic elements in perforated and partially inlaid wood. France, late 19th - early 20th century.

Product Condition:
Product that due to age and wear requires restoration and resumption of polishing.

Dimensions (cm):
Height: 112
Width: 85
Depth: 39,5

Additional Information

Style: Liberty (1890-1920)

Historical stylistic period formed from the end of the 19th century (c. 1890) after the Umbertino style and continued until the First World War.
The current was characterized by the floral influence and the soft and curved lines, a typical example are the "whiplashes".
The first signs of this new era came from architects such as Hector Guimard (1867-1942) who built numerous buildings and hotels, but also from people such as Arthur Mackmurdo furniture designer and Arthur Liberty late 19th century London industrial and merchant who began to produce upholstery fabrics with floral motifs with soft and sinuous shapes.
The 1900 Paris Universal Exposition was an important point for the development and affirmation of Liberty in the following decade.
Liberty was called in different ways according to the nation, universally known as Art-Nouveau and it is thought that Arthur Liberty derives the name given in Italy to this beautiful stylistic current.
The name Art-Nouveau, on the other hand, is thought to derive from a shop located in Paris called Maison de l'Art Nouveau which began to show off furniture items with a new and innovative design in its windows.
With the end of the First World War, the naturalistic period of Liberty ended and the Art-Decò style emerged with more rigid and geometric lines.
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Time:

XIX Century - from 1801 to 1900

XX Century - from 1901 to 2000

Main essence:

Cherry tree

Obtained from prunus cerasus , a plant of oriental origin, it is a hard wood with a light and delicate color, with a reddish vein. Due to its diffusion and availability it was used in Europe in popular furniture. In cabinet making, in the seventeenth century, it was widely used in France and England for inlay work. In Italy it was very successful in Lucca. It was also very popular in the United States for the manufacture, from the late 1600s, of commonly used furniture.
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Various Essences

Mahogany

It is one of the most precious and sought-after woods in cabinet making. It was discovered in Central America around 1600 and began to be imported to England in the 1700s. Much appreciated for its hardness and indestructibility, it became widespread following the blocking of walnut exports from France in 1720 and the consequent elimination of English import duties on mahogany from the colonies in America and India. The most valuable version comes from Cuba, but it became very expensive. At the end of the 18th century it began to be used also in France in Louis XVI, Directory and Empire furniture, its diffusion declined starting from when Napoleon, in 1810, forbade its import. It was generally used in the manufacture of elegant furniture, due to its characteristics and beautiful grain.

Material: Leather

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